Wednesday , 14 November 2018

Goa News

Govt tightens the screws on contractors evading GST

NT NETWORK   PANAJI With a sizeable number of Goods and Services Tax (GST) works contractors and suppliers in the state found to be escaping from GST, the government, vide a memorandum, has tightened the screws on compliance for the contracting sector. The office memorandum to all the government departments, corporations, local bodies etc has now made it mandatory for ... Read More »

HC slaps Rs 10,000 fine on Goa govt for delaying installation of digital taxi meters

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa has slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the state government for miscommunication and causing unnecessary delay of two months in finalising the standards to fix digital meters and global positioning system (GPS) in taxis. However, the state informed the High Court in an affidavit that it had to ... Read More »

I-T sleuths raid Norbert fitness centres in Panaji

NT NETWORK PANAJI Income tax officials on Wednesday raided the fitness centres of a city-based gym in a suspected case of tax evasion. Officials swooped down on the outlets of Norbert gyms and conducted a search of the premises in the raid that started in the morning and continued till late evening. It is learnt that all the three-four outlets ... Read More »

Scare of dengue outbreak looming over Velim

NT NETWORK   VELIM Fears of people of Velim have come true with 12 cases of dengue coming to light which includes that of two villagers. All other cases are of migrants working on trawlers. The health department has now written to the fisheries department to ensure that hygiene is maintained at the jetty after large-scale mosquito breeding has been ... Read More »

MMC seeks dedicated water pipeline for Mapusa

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC), at its special meeting on Wednesday, passed a resolution asking the PWD to urgently undertake work of laying of dedicated water pipeline from Assonora plant to Mapusa constituency, immediately install new pumps at the plant, take up regular maintenance and quarterly mechanical and electrical audit of infrastructure, construct new RCC reservoir ... Read More »

Advocates’ group reiterates demand to adopt RCCMS

NT NETWORK   MARGAO South Goa Advocates Association (SGAA) has reiterated its demand to implement the online revenue court case management system (RCCMS) for monitoring the cases before revenue court as it will show the status of each of the cases. SGAA president Clovis Antonio Da Costa on Wednesday alleged that the South Goa Collector has failed to keep his ... Read More »

If required, I can come for Floor test: Francis

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Hitting back at the Congress over its claim that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have equal strength as three BJP MLAs are not in Goa, Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza said that if required he can come to Goa for floor test as he is not a “disabled person.” This newspaper got in ... Read More »

Locals lament lack of toilets, water facility at Caranzalem park

NT NETWORK   CARANZALEM The Caranzalem park is one of the perfect hangout spots not only for children but also for families and senior citizens however there is no provision for a sulabh toilet or facilities for drinking water. The authorities at the park have banned cycles and other sports such as cricket and football and no pets are allowed ... Read More »

Biker couple attacked for overtaking car at Calangute; 5 arrested

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE The Calangute police arrested five people for attacking and brutally injuring 2 persons travelling on their two-wheeler for overtaking a car at Khobrawado, Calangute. Police sources said a complaint was filed by Sameer Bepari, a resident of Orda Candolim. According to the complaint, 5 people assaulted Bepari’s friends, Sam and Mary, both residents from Khobrawado, Calangute who ... Read More »

Child rights panel issues advisory against deadly ‘Momo Challenge’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) has issued an advisory on the deadly ‘Momo challenge’, asking the education department to start awareness in schools to ensure that children are not engaged in the “dangerous” online game. The child rights commission also asked the department to implement the centre’s advisory asking parents to ... Read More »